Grant Releases

By: News Release
Jun 1st, 2018

Missing Person located
On May 30, 2018 at approximately 12:04 p.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a call from a person doing some work in a field on Campbell Ridge Road in the Township of Millville indicating they had located a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle belonging to Patricia Hartline, who has been missing since May 2, 2018.
Deputies responded to the scene, at which time they confirmed the vehicle matched Ms. Hartline's and they located a deceased person, matching the description of Ms. Hartline, in the driver's seat of the vehicle. The Grant County Criminal Investigation Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation, along with the Grant County Coroner. The investigation continues into the incident with an autopsy being conducted today, but there is no indication of foul play. The cause of death is unknown at this time, pending the results of the autopsy. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank everyone who shared the missing person bulletin or Facebook post and for all the assistance that was offered to the family and the Sheriff's Office, as we looked for her over the past couple of weeks.
US Marshal Service Warrant Arrest
On May 25, 2018 at approximately 12:28 pm The Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported fight at 932 Bluff Rd located in Jamestown Township. Deputies, First Responders, and EMS personnel responded to the scene and Dawn Richey, age 41 from Dyersville, IA, was transported to Southwest Health Center in Platteville for minor injuries she sustained during the reported fight. Richey was subsequently arrested at the scene for outstanding nationwide warrants through the US Marshal's Service. Richey was medically cleared and then transported to the Grant County Jail. After a two day investigation it was discovered that there was actually not a fight and Richey sustained her injuries during an unreported drug overdose situation earlier in the day. No charges were filed but Richey remains in Jail where she awaits
transport by The US Marshal Service. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted in this matter by The Dickeyville Police Department, Jamestown First Responders, and Dickeyville EMS.
Multiple Signs and Mail boxes Run Over
On May 27, 2018 at approximately 5:50 am The Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to several reports of damaged street signs and mail boxes on Stanton Rd, Travis Rd, Harrison Rd, and Church Rd located in both Harrison and Paris townships. It appeared as though a large pickup truck with large aggressive tread tires intentionally ran over these signs and mailboxes. It appeared as thought the vehicle in question intentionally left the roadway to strike these items. This incident is still under investigation. If anyone has any information regarding this matter please contact the Grant County Sheriff's Office or Grant County Crimestoppers at 1-800-789-6600.
One vehicle crash east of Lancaster
On May 27, 2018 at approximately 9:18 a.m., a Grant County Sheriff's Deputy came upon a one vehicle roll over crash on Cty A east of Lancaster. Nancy Ralph, age 61 0f Lancaster, was eastbound in her 2007 Honda Fit. Nancy left the south side of the roadway and she tried to maintain control of her vehicle and over corrected. The vehicle spun approximately 180 degrees and left the north side of the roadway striking an embankment. The vehicle rolled one time and came to rest on its wheels facing south in the westbound lane. Nancy was transported via rescue squad to Grant Regional Health Center. Grant County was assisted on scene by Lancaster Fire, Lancaster EMS, and Bennett's Mobil of Lancaster. Two unidentified nurses assisted on scene to stabilize the patient while waiting for EMS to arrive. The crash remains under investigation.
On or about May 27, 2018, someone attempted to gain entry into the Kountry Treasure Chest business located at 100 W. Hwy 18 in Montfort.  Entry wasn't gained into the business. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grant County Sheriff's Office at (608)723-2157 or Grant County Crimestoppers at 1-800-789-6600.
ATV Accident with Injuries
On May 28, 2018 at about 7:52 PM the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a call of an ATV crash near 5525 Rockville Rd, in Potosi Township. Curtis Lange, 46, of Cuba City, was driving his 2010 Can-Am south on Rockville Rd. Angela Hoffman, 36, of Cuba City, was passenger on the ATV riding behind Lange. The right tire slid into the dirt on the west side of the road and the ATV fell down an approximate 15 foot embankment. Lange suffered from non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Finley in Dubuque, IA, by Potosi EMS. Hoffman fell off the ATV and suffered from non-life threatening, but serious injuries and was transported to a staging area by Potosi EMS. Air Care 3 transported Hoffman to Madison hospital. Neither Lange or Hoffman were wearing protective equipment. Potosi Fire assisted on scene. The crash remains under investigation.
One Vehicle Rollover Crash
On May 28, 2018 at about 8:02 PM the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a call of a one vehicle, roll over crash on Rail Hollow Rd, about ½ mile north of Hwy 133 in Mt. Hope Township. The investigating deputy learned that Jamie Dilley, 18, of Mt. Hope, was driving her grandfather's 2003 PT Cruiser going north on Rail Hollow Rd. Erik Howell, 19, of rural Boscobel, was in the front passenger seat. Dilley swerved to miss a rabbit and lost control of the car. She drove off the right side of the road which went down a steep embankment, causing the vehicle to roll over. The car came to rest on the tires. Neither Dilley nor Howell were injured in the crash; both wearing seatbelts. Terry's Tire and Auto of Boscobel responded and removed the vehicle from the scene. The crash remains under investigation.